Thursday, October 24, 2013


Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium to build a nuclear bomb in as little as a month, according to a new estimate by one of the USA's top nuclear experts.


Iran gives Christians 80 lashes for communion wine as UN blasts human rights record

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    Christians in Iran are being driven to worship in secret house churches, and even there, they may face arrest. (Reuters)
Four Iranian Christians were reportedly sentenced to 80 lashes for drinking wine for communion, a shocking punishment meted out even as a new United Nations report blasted the Islamic republic for its systematic persecution of non-Muslims.


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Survey marks 2nd year of crime increases

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Oct 24, 11:45 AM (ET)
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government says the rate of violent crime in America went up 15 percent last year and the property crime rate rose 12 percent, signals that the nation may be seeing the last of the substantial declines in crime of the past 20 years.
Last year marked the second year in a row for increases in the crime victimization survey, a report that is based on household interviews.
The 2012 increases were driven by a rise in crimes that were not reported to police, a category frequently involving less serious offenses. Simple assaults also rose. The rate of property crimes increased due to a rise in theft. Other crime categories - rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft - showed less change.

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